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Hanger ??

BuffaloChipBuffaloChip Posts: 106
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Bought two packages, each with four hangers, from RD today and thanks to Fidel's pictorial (and a sharp knife) I trimmed them and removed the "skivvies waistband" and vacuum sealed all but one.

Can't wait to try them as they look really good.

When searching for the pictorial I found Florida Grilling Girl's hanger she did. It wasn't separated and assume she didn't remove the tendon.

Just wondering if cooking it without removing the tendon is the better way to go? Knowing it's there you could avoid it when slicing and save some time when trimming. Is it tender enough to just 'pull' the meat away from that nasty piece of tendon?

--Dave

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  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    You don't have to remove it before cooking, you can do it after, but it isn't just going to pull out. You will still have to cut the edible pieces away from that tendon.

    Since usually the two pieces are not the same size, one sill cook much faster than the other.

    Also, my favorite way to cook them now is to butterfly them and pound them to a uniform thickness and then flash sear just a minute or so per side.... thanks again Max.
  • you can certainly grill it as a whole steak with no problem . . . .and then slice it in long thin slices parallel to that 'skivies band'. ... i do them that way all the time ...slicing it that way, you will be taking slices against the grain and they will be nice and tender. ... you can marinade the whole steak if you want to (some soy sauce and shallots is excellent), or you can simply season with salt and pepper or something like dizzy cowlick or raising the steak. .. here are a couple of pics of whole hanger steaks done this way ...

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  • LOL ... any time rod ... you back from vacation? .. . you guys have a good time?
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Going to have to call the meat locker in NE that could get me tri-tips and am curious of what to kinda expect.

    Thanks
  • i hear the guys that have the passes to RD are getting them as low as around 3 bucks a pound there in the atlanta area....up here in washington DC, i pay around 6.99 a pound down at union meats at the old eastern market (a custom butcher). ..i've also seen them here at some whole foods where they are very heavily trimmed for upwards of 8.99 per pound. ...so they run the gamut. ...
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Thanks Max.

    The locker plant in NE charged me $4.59 for the trip which I thought was a dam fair price, but had no idea of what to expect. Plus he asked me how many I wanted
    so if that is case with a hanger I guess I could just get what the buget (cough cough) allows.

    Well see, hopefully it won't be a problem. Looking forward to trying.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    Got back last night -- best vacation of my life, bar none.

    Did absolutely nothing and enjoyed every minute of it. Back to the grind tomorrow.

    Thanks for asking.
  • mad max beyond eggdome wrote:
    i hear the guys that have the passes to RD are getting them as low as around 3 bucks a pound there in the atlanta area....up here in washington DC, i pay around 6.99 a pound down at union meats at the old eastern market (a custom butcher). ..i've also seen them here at some whole foods where they are very heavily trimmed for upwards of 8.99 per pound. ...so they run the gamut. ...

    $2.32 a pound at RD today. Max you will have email soon.

    --Dave
  • fyi, hangers usually run around 1.5 - 2 pounds per steak . . .so i usually pay anywhere from 10 - 14 bucks per steak down at eastern market. ..but there is almost no waste (except for that scivies strap but that weighs almost nothing), and the ones i buy have all the surrounding fat already trimmed, so mine are 99.9% ready to eat... . so they are pretty good value at that price compared to other steaks. ..and for the flavor, they are well worth it. ...
  • man, at that price, i'd be buying them by the case load!!. ..i've seen the ones you get from RD and while you need to trim that surrrounding fat cap off of them, its not hard at all. ...i helped bente trim some of the RD hangers up a couple of years ago...easy peasy...and you can't beat that price!!!. ..enjoy!!
  • These were just a little over 9# in each package.

    I froze the trimmings to put into the trash. I'll have to weigh them out and see what the percentage of waste is. It's higher than I thought.

    --Dave
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